Bombardier Delivers 150th Global

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Bombardier late last month placed into service its 150th Global long-range business jet with the delivery of a Global 5000 on Aug. 26 to Dwight Management of St Paul, Minn. The airframe was the third Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft placed in service. "The aircraft's spacious, wide and comfortable cabin combined with its outstanding speed and impressive range made it the right choice to meet our corporate travel requirements," said Dwight Opperman, chairman, Dwight Management, a longstanding Bombardier customer. Bombardier's Global program, launched in February 2002, presently includes the Global 5000 business and will soon be followed with the Global Express XRS, which is scheduled to enter service in January. "The delivery into service of our 150th Global aircraft is a landmark occasion for this leading family of aircraft, and the promise of more great things to come," stated Duncan Koerbel, vice-president and general manager, Global product line. "We have more than 15 Global aircraft currently in completion, and strong worldwide market interest in both the Bombardier Global 5000 and the Global Express XRS business jets." The Global 5000 can fly transcontinental missions at speeds up to Mach 0.89, faster than any other aircraft in its class, according to the company. Launched in October 2003, the Global Express XRS will offer even more range and at higher speeds. Green aircraft deliveries of the XRS began in 2005.